Mini Reviews ~ Couple Cozies #40

March 2, 2020 Audiobook Reviews, Book Reviews 3

Mini Reviews ~ Couple Cozies #40

I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Sconed to Death by Lynn Cahoon
Length: 7 hours and 15 minutes
on May 28, 2019
Pages: 288
Format: Audiobook
Source: Tantor Audio

Narrator: C.S.E. Cooney
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Cat Latimer pursues a scone-cold killer who iced a top chef in a local bakery . . . Cat has a full plate at her Aspen Hills Warm Springs Resort, as a group of aspiring cozy mystery authors arrives for a writers retreat. So when baker Dee Dee Meyer stirs up trouble by filing a false complaint with the health inspector against the B&B--all because she insists Cat's best friend Shauna stole her recipes--Cat marches into the shop to confront her.
But Dee Dee's about to have her own batch of trouble. Greyson Finn--a celebrity chef and, until today, one of Denver's most eligible bachelors--has been found dead in her bakery. Cat's uncle Pete, who happens to be the chief of police, warns her not to engage in any half-baked sleuthing. But as her curiosity rises, Cat's determined to discover who served the chef his just desserts--before the killer takes a powder . . .
Praise for Lynn Cahoon
"Better get your flashlight handy, A Story to Kill will keep you reading all night." --Laura Bradford, author of the Amish Mysteries "Lynn Cahoon has created an absorbing, good fun mystery in Mission to Murder." --Fresh Fiction

Also by this author: If the Shoe Kills, Dressed To Kill, Murder on Wheels, Tea Cups and Carnage, A Story to Kill, Fatality by Firelight, Hospitality and Homicide, Killer Party, Of Murder and Men, Killer Green Tomatoes (Farm-to-Fork Mystery #2), One Potato, Two Potato, Dead , Slay in Character

Since I pretty much read these two back to back from the same series I decided to just post them together.

This is probably my second favorite series by this author and it was great being back with all those at the writers retreat.

In this one Cat, a young adult author, is hosting another retreat at her rather large home. It is how she supplements her income while writing. In this one Shauna, Cat’s best friend and the cook at the retreat, has decided to write a cookbook. One of the ladies in town is causing a stir because she says that Shauna stole one of her recipes.

Then Dee Dee the lady who was complaining has her own problems as the guest chef at her bakery ends up dead in her shop. She ask for Cat’s help even though she has been very rude to her and her friend Cat still decides to try and help against her Uncle Petes warning. Pete is the local police and doesn’t like Cat sticking her nose into his cases even if she has helped him solve several.

It seems that there are a few people that might want to have killed the chef and one of those being Cat’s ex-best friend, but she just can’t seem to believe she would be a killer. Cat has her hands full with the retreat as well as trying to figure out what happened.

The more I get into this series the more I have started to like it. It seems like with cozies I have a hard time not comparing series and my all time favorite series comes from this author and I have to remember each series is different and not going to be like the other. I have got to the point now that I really enjoy the characters in this series. This one had a really good mystery as well and I enjoyed it.

Mini Reviews ~ Couple Cozies #40

I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

A Field Guide to Homicide by Lynn Cahoon
Length: 7 hours and 29 minutes
Published by Kensington Publishing Corporation on January 28, 2020
Pages: 288
Format: Audiobook
Source: Tantor Audio

Narrator: C.S.E. Cooney
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Cat Latimer and her writer’s retreat group go on a hiking trip—but a murderer has been lurking off the beaten path . . .
Cat’s sweetheart, Seth, is going all out on an outing into the local mountains—for the benefit of the writing group Cat’s hosting at her Colorado B&B. But when they try to identify some plant and animal life, they find death instead. The body belongs to a man with a gold claim a few miles away. Instead of striking it rich, he’s been struck down.
To his surprise, Seth recognizes the victim from his military days—and up to now believed he’d already died during his last tour of duty. Now Cat has to solve this mystery before the killer takes a hike . . .

Also by this author: If the Shoe Kills, Dressed To Kill, Murder on Wheels, Tea Cups and Carnage, A Story to Kill, Fatality by Firelight, Hospitality and Homicide, Killer Party, Of Murder and Men, Killer Green Tomatoes (Farm-to-Fork Mystery #2), One Potato, Two Potato, Dead , Slay in Character

It’s time for another writing retreat and everyone is busy getting ready for it. Cat’s boyfriend Seth has a military reunion with some from the troop he had been in and it’s making him a bit anxious.

When one of Seth’s buddies who was supposed to have died overseas where they were serving shows up dead it brings up a lot of memories for Seth. Memories of his time in the military that he doesn’t want to talk to Cat about and causes a lot of tension between them. Of course, Cat is curious about what happened to the man who should have been dead several years ago and why he decided to fake his death and not contact anyone he knew.

I really liked this one because of the tension between Seth and Cat. I know that sounds weird but I alway wondered how Seth could just be so forgiving of Cat who went off and married another man while he was in the military when they had plans. Cat’s husband is dead and now Seth and Cat are rekindling their romance but he hasn’t really ever said anything and some of the tension has to do with what she did because it makes him think about his plans he had for when he came back and how he felt finding out she got married.

It had a really good mystery as well but then this author usually had decent mysteries in her cozies that I have a hard time figuring out till the end.

This is my second favorite series by this author and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys cozies.

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3 Responses to “Mini Reviews ~ Couple Cozies #40”

  1. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I did the same thing with these two and enjoyed them both! I think I liked Sconed to Death just a little bit better but this is really becoming a series that I love. I’m not sure I like it quite as much as Jill and Greg but it’s close.

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